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Voter registration offered at Erskine Sept. 27

Posted on September 23, 2016 by

Come join the celebration of National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 27, when Erskine’s  chapter of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta partners with the Due West branch of the American Association of University Women for a voter registration event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Moffatt Dining Hall. Students and members […]

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Bell trust to benefit established scholarships

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

Back in 1995, the Rev. Dr. James Murphy Bell, Sr., a graduate of Erskine College as well as Erskine Theological Seminary, and his wife Lois Alexander Bell, a graduate of Erskine College, created a charitable remainder trust, generously designating Erskine College as trustee. Dr. James Bell served as an ordained ARP minister for more than […]

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Constitution Day speaker calls for courage

Posted on September 19, 2016 by

Former U.S. Rep. Robert Durden “Bob” Inglis urged students to lead “lives of courage” at the Erskine College Constitution Day convocation Sept. 15. Inglis cited John Adams, a patriot who succeeded George Washington as president of the United States, for his courage in defending British soldiers implicated in the Boston Massacre of 1770. Five colonists […]

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Warfield Lectures set for Oct. 5-6

Posted on September 16, 2016 by

The Fifth Annual B.B. Warfield Lectures are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:15 p.m. in Jackson Hall at First Presbyterian Church (FPC), Columbia S.C., and Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in Palmer Ministry Center, Classroom 301, also at FPC. This year’s theme is “From Genesis to Gender Issues.” Presented by Erskine Theological Seminary […]

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‘Center for Environmental Stewardship’ makes strong start

Posted on September 6, 2016 by

Four faculty members and eight students spent seven weeks this summer engaged in scientific research, thanks to the “Erskine Center for Environmental Stewardship,” an initiative supported by the Bell Enrichment Fund. “The students will be presenting their work on and off campus at conferences, and there will be at least one paper submitted for potential […]

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President preaches, bids farewell at formal opening

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra addressed an assembly of students, faculty, staff, and community members Sept. 1 in the Due West ARP Church during a formal opening convocation marking the 178th year of the college and the 180th year of the seminary. The president, who has announced his intention to retire by […]

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Discovery Garden: eight years of summer wonder on campus

Posted on August 30, 2016 by

What happens on the Erskine campus during the summer? “Discovery Garden,” also known as “DIG,” a nature program for children, is one example of activities that relieve the summer doldrums (but not the heat) in Due West. Discovery Garden marked its eighth consecutive summer at Erskine this year, with a session for children aged five […]

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Erskine trustees plan for future leadership transition

Posted on August 25, 2016 by

This article has been updated.

The Erskine Board of Trustees today adopted a motion proposed by Chairman Ron Vigus to establish a presidential search committee that will begin the process of seeking a successor to Dr. Paul Kooistra.

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Class of 2020 women ‘Sign the Book’

Posted on August 23, 2016 by

Incoming freshman women participated in the 93rd annual Signing of the Book ceremony August 20 as they gathered in the Bowie Arts Center, recited the school’s honor pledge, and added their signatures to those of generations of Erskine women. This year’s speaker for the event, Mary Parkinson Connor ’82, wife of former Erskine Board of […]

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